Step 1 - Sorting and first risk assessment
In step 1, an overall sorting and a first assessment of the risk level of the issues and cases is made.
This step can be done by an individual and/or a group - for example, committee/municipal secretaries, political secretaries or preparation groups. Step 1 provides a quick initial assessment of the risk of hatred and intimidation.
Here are some things to consider when making your assessment:
Have you received indications that the issue is infected from colleagues, elected representatives or others?
Do you have a history of such issues leading to hatred and intimidation?
Is there political tension around the issue?
Are you aware that there is a lot of discussion around the issue on social media?
Case: name the case in a way that you would usually refer to similar issues. Be careful not to include a name that may be sensitive or subject to confidentiality.